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Sunflower seeds: sunflowers go limp

July 30, 2020 at 10:33 AM, Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA. The drought continues to pose a major risk for this year's sunflower seed crop and market players are holding back with offers.

Small heads, withered leaves

Market players shared some videos with the AUDITOR editorial team, showing sunflowers with wilted leaves and small heads. This situation is particularly serious in the east of the country. Many traders are therefore refraining from further offers for the new crop for the time being as their "risk capacities" are exhausted.

Goods from the old crop, if available, are maintaining the higher levels of recent weeks and market players do not rule out the possibility that the new season will start at similar prices should the fears prove to be true. However, it will only be possible to determine the overall impact of the drought on the yield after the harvest.

Sunflower kernels, Bulgaria

Quality

EUR/mt

Hulled, bakery, DDP DE, 2019 crop

740-780

Hulled, bakery, DDP DE, 2020 crop

n/a

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